You’ll see from our latest challenge—where we restyled our most embarrassing drawers—that my drawers were the duo of deep freezers that sit beneath my side-by-side refrigerators. Once I took everything out, it was clear that we are overflowing with nuts! Raw pistachios, raw cashews, raw pepitos, raw almonds… we overindex on that Trader Joe’s aisle. Before I could organize, it was crucial to use up some of our vast supply. Which led my daughter, Emmie, and me to the Nut Butter Granola Bars in the August 2020 issue of Bon Appétit. Delicious and easy to pull off. This recipe is useful for using up a lot of nuts, and it’s the perfect snack for any late-summer outdoor adventures. It’s probably healthy too, so win-win-win!
When I was organizing my bedside table drawer, I came across these two yummy products I wanted to share with you—gummies for relaxation and better sleep. On the left are the decadent Lord Jones CBD gumdrops which promote a sense of calm and well being (but won’t get you high). Mine are blood orange, but Lord Jones offers a selection of sophisticated flavors. The second product is Olly’s Sleep, a combination of Melatonin, L-Theanine & Botanicals which definitely make me drowsy. I don’t use these products that often, but when I’m feeling a bit anxious or frazzled (sound familiar?) or really need rest, it’s comforting to know that I have some sweet treats to help me get a good night’s sleep.